Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

RAD bursaries, scholarships and competitions provide opportunities for young people to gain performance experience and to further their study and training.

The 2023 Australian Advanced 1 Bursary

The Australian Advanced 1 Bursary is a scholarship of up to $5000 awarded to an outstanding student to further their RAD training. Former participants of the Bursary have gone on to place in the Fonteyn (formerly the Genée) and join professional companies around the world. In 2023 we launch a brand new mixed format for the Australian Advanced 1 Bursary to ensure the competition is accessible by all eligible candidates, with filmed preliminaries and a live final.

More information:

Download a copy of the Advanced 1 Bursary Rules and Conditions.

Key Dates:

Entries open: 27th January

Entries close: 31st March

Class footage released: 7 April

Class footage due: 21st April

Finalists announced: 28th April

Finals: 7th May

Book here:


For further information please contact your Regional Manager or the Department Head at the Sydney office on

T: 02 9331 4111
E: lcox@rad.org.au

The Australian Advanced 1 Bursary is proudly sponsored by

Other Bursaries

Information on other bursaries is available from the RAD headquarters site.

Phyllis Bedells Bursary

Recognising young dancers’ excellence in artistic and technical achievement and providing opportunities for creativity, this global bursary is named in honour of Phyllis Bedells, a founder member and vice-president of the RAD.


The RAD holds a variety of competitions worldwide.
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